Professor Weerasooriya has developed a team-based approach to deal with the complexity and potential risks of managing patients with heart rhythm problems. The team includes dedicated electrophysiology technicians, physician assistants, specific cardiac cath lab nurses, a subspecialised nurse and a team of anaesthetists who all have high volume expertise in arrhythmia procedures.

Each member of the team is highly trained and experienced. Because arrhythmia procedures can be some of the most complex procedures in cardiology, we have adopted risk management strategies from the aviation industry including the routine use of checklists and a ‘no blame’ reporting and communication policy.

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Professor Rukshen Weerasooriya

Professor Weerasooriya is a UWA graduate who completed cardiology training at Royal Perth Hospital. Rukshen commenced private atrial fibrillation ablation procedures in 2003 after returning from 2 years training overseas at the world’s leading centre for AF ablation – the Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque in Bordeaux, France. AF ablation was pioneered and subsequently developed for mainstream application by the cardiac electrophysiologists in Bordeaux.

Rukshen is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at UWA and has maintained close links with his alma mater and he maintains a position as visiting scientist at the LIRYC Institute of advanced cardiac arrhythmia mapping in Bordeaux ( Rukshen has sub-speciality training in all aspects of heart rhythm management, and in addition to performing catheter ablation procedures, the practice is a high-volume implanter of cardiac rhythm devices such as pacemakers and implanted defibrillators.

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Aruni Weerasooriya

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Doctor Wei Hong Chua

International Expert Advisory Board of the Heart Rhythm Clinic

The International Expert Advisory Board represents some of the world’s most experienced electrophysiologists in the field of AF ablation. The panel provides expert advice and consultation to Professor Weerasooriya regarding complex or technically challenging cases. Members of the panel regularly visit Perth to undertake clinical work, quality assurance/audit, research and teaching in collaboration with HRC.

Professor Pierre Jaïs

Professor Christophe Scavee

Professor Christophe Scavee

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Professor Laurent Macle

Clinic Staff

Our friendly reception staff are your first point of contact for any queries you may have. Alyssa and Marlies are here to help you to ensure that you have a smooth patient journey with HRC, from booking your initial consultation through to your discharge date.

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